March Madness Reading Challenge

March Madness Reading Challenge
March Madness Reading Challenge
March Madness Reading Challenge
March Madness Reading Challenge
March Madness Reading Challenge
March Madness Reading Challenge
March Madness Reading Challenge
March Madness Reading Challenge
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(8 MB|29 pages)
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Do you students need to practice both fiction and nonfiction reading skills? This engaging and rigorous march madness reading challenge will do just that! It requires students to read 15 unique passages and answer text evidence questions to cover many standards and skills!

Why will these challenges help your students grow?

Engagement- Students will be engaged from the beginning to the end of the challenges. They won't even realize how hard they are working and how much they are learning about hard skills!

Rigor- These challenges are HIGH LEVEL and make students really think about the text. They also work on many reading skills.

Low Prep- You can just print and do the challenge! All you need is a basketball hoop (or trash can)! Or you can just put it on Google Drive!

What’s Included?

*Teacher Guide and FAQ

*15 Unique Passages in Both Nonfiction and Fiction

*Questions that require high level thinking

*Answer Key

*Google Drive Version to save paper!

Students will become a basketball team and you will complete a march madness tournament. Each round two teams will play, but everyone will read and answer the questions.

If they get the question correct they shoot to determine the winning team for that round. (There are four different questions for each passage)

All of the other teams will earn points for their correct answer.

The final team is the march madness champion.

The team with the most points is the MVP of the tournament!

*Activate the excitement students already have over march madness by completing this challenge and making them engage in rigorous material*

Other AMAZING products you might need:

March Word Work

March Paragraph of the Day

St. Patrick's Day Reading Challenge

What are others saying?!

Catherine P. -"It was very engaging, especially for my students that love sports. Also I loved that I could use it around this time of year and have students relate to it."

Jordan U.- "My students loved using this resource! We incorporated it into our march madness kickoff."

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Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
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